Definition of suppliant-like in US English:

suppliant-like

adverb

  • Chiefly poetic. In the manner of a suppliant; with humble and earnest plea. Now rare.

adjective

  • Characteristic or reminiscent of a suppliant or supplication.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Dryden (1631–1700), poet, playwright, and critic. From suppliant + -like. With the use as adverb compare earlier suppliantly.

Pronunciation

suppliant-like

/ˈsʌplɪəntlʌɪk/